Monday, 12 December 2016
When The Time For Discussion Is Over
TB as usual, brings up the finest points to ponder.
It's everywhere. It used to be in my family that we wagged civil tongues for fear of offending loved ones and their family. When that became a one way street in my family I checked out and told my wife she could go with them or come with me - but she couldn't do both. Whereas I used to care what my family thought and said about me - I no longer do. They can tell the world that I am a child molester or scum of the earth - and I don't care. I don't agree with anything they say, I won't let them say it to my face and insult me with it, and if they want to get stupid about it they can do it with somebody else. I simply don't care.
I've gotten that way with the liberals and progressives too. I dunno if you've ever noticed it, but when those people open a topic of discussion or debate - they'll make 5 erroneous statements in the first paragraph, each of which are predicated on at least 5 other erroneous assumptions or statements by others - and the discussion goes to hell from there. Any single one of those contestable points are grounds for both parties to get the guns and knives out and the insults start flying. This is a calculated move on the part of the media; as I've said they have been reduced to trolling their readers for ratings and that only ends one way too. Shock and outrage can only last so long... eventually they get boring and irritating and people walk away.
The pattern is always the same too, I've noticed. When you do walk away, the offending party gets all huffy and whiney and wonders why you won't listen to them. "Why can't we talk about this? Why are you being so unreasonable??? Why are you hurting my feelings?!?!?"
To those of you in that position let me say this about that: we don't talk anymore because you won't shut your fuggin gob long enough for us to get a word in edgewise. If we do manage to say something, you call us names and mock us.
There is no compromise with stupid. There is no compromise with poison. There is no compromise with evil. There is no fast talk and bullshit that can justify any of that either. If your position is rooted in any one or more of those - you have nothing to say that I want to hear. If you want a discussion - then it will be a discussion where we both talk for mutual gain. If the term 'discussion' to you means a situation where you lecture me and scold me for thinking the way I do - while I sit and listen to you respectfully - it's time for you to get stuffed. I have better things to do.
The only decision we have to make now is - do you want to get stupid and fight about it? Or can you live in peace on YOUR side of the line in the sand, with the consequences of YOUR actions?